The Miscellaneous Works of Henry Fielding

The Miscellaneous Works of Henry Fielding

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...between the two young gentlemen; both of whom the doctor declared to be no better than scoundrels, to which appellation the philosopher, very sagaciously shaking his head, agreed. CHAPTER X_ Showig the truth of many observations of Ovid, and of other more grave writers, who have proved, beyond contradiction, that wine is often the fore runner of incontinency. J ONES retired from the company, in which we have seen him engaged, into the fields, where he intended to cool himself by a. walk in the open air, before he attended Mr. Allworthy. There, whilst he renewed those meditations on his dear Sophia, which the dangerous illness of his friend and benefactor had for some time interrupted, an accident happened, which with sorrow we relate, and with sorrow doubtless will it be read; however, that historic truth, to which we profess so inviolable an attachment, obliges us to communicate it to posterity. It was now a pleasant evening in the latter end of June, when our hero was walking in a most delicious grove, where the gentle breezes fanning the leaves, together with the sweet trilliug of a murmuring stream, and the melodious notes of nightingales, formed altogether the most enchanting harmony. In this scene, so sweetly accommodated to love, he rneditated on his dear Sophia. While his wanton fancy roved unbounded over all her' beauties, and his lively imagination painted the charming maid in various ravishing forms, his warm heart melted with tenderness; and, at length, throwing himself on the ground, by the side of a gently murmuring brook, he broke forth in the following ejaculation: "O, Sophia, would Heaven give thee to my arms, how blest would be my condition l Curst be that fortune which sets a distance between us. Was I but...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680841X
  • 9781236808417